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Publication numberUS1576214 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMar 9, 1926
Filing dateDec 13, 1923
Priority dateDec 13, 1923
Publication numberUS 1576214 A, US 1576214A, US-A-1576214, US1576214 A, US1576214A
InventorsPaskal John A
Original AssigneePaskal John A
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
US 1576214 A
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March 9 1926. 1,576,214

- J. A. PASKAL MAGAZINE Fled Dec. 15, 1923 Patented Mar. 9, 1926.



Application led December 13, 1923. Serial No. 680,428.

To all whom 'it may concern.'

Be it known that I, JOHN A. PnsKAL, a citizen of Czechoslovakia, residing at Los Angeles, in the county of Los Angeles and 5 State of California, have invented new and useful Improvements in Magazines, of which the following is a specilication.

This invention relates to magazines for various granular substances, such as pepper,

l salt, sugar, etc.

lt is an object of the invention to provide a simple and inexpensive magazine with one or more separate compartments for different granular materials which it is desirable to l draw occasionally from the magazine as for the lilling of various containers, namely salt and pepper shakers and sugar jars.

An object is to provide a magazine having one or more compartments and a simple,

readily accessible valve for each compartment, whereby to control the discharge of the substance from the magazine.

Another object is to provide a magazine having a simple, self-closing, gripping device to receive and hold a container below the discharge mouth of the magazine.

Other objects and advantages will be made manifest in the following specification of an embodiment of the invention illustrated in im the accompanying drawings, wherein:

F ig. 1 is a perspective showing a multicompartment magazine; the cover of one of the magazines being shown as partly withdrawn.

Fig. 2 is a vertical section through one of the compartments and showing an applied condiment container.

Fig. 3 is a section on line 3 3 of Fig. 2.

The device of the present invention is shown as consisting of a suitably sized and shaped box having a plurality of compartments 2, each separated as by a' vertical wall 8 from the other. The top of each compartll U nent 2 is provided with a suitable cover or' 15 slide 4 to permit when open, the filling of the compartments with any suitable substance of a nature to readily flow from the bottom outlet 5, Fig. 2.

Each compartment preferably has an inclined bottom wall 6, deflecting the material as salt S, toward the discharge outlet, which latter is controlled by a suitable valve 7 having a stem 8 guided in a bearing 9, and a forwardly extending wall portion 10.

The valve stem S of each compartment is shown as forwardly and upwardly inclined, and is exposed at the front of its compartment. Each valve is provided with a shoulder 11, below which is an operating lever 12, the upper end of which is pivoted at 13. The upper end of the valve stem 8 is guided in an upper bracket 14:, between which and the shoulder 11 there is provided a spring 15, acting to press the valve 7 down to its seat in the discharge aperture 5 of the compartment 2.

The operating handle 12 is shown as slotted to receive the valve stem and provide clearance when the handle 12 is lifted about its pivot 13 to raise the valve.

F or the purpose of-holding a container just under the discharge aperture 5, gripping means is provided and consists of a pair of jaws 18 in the form of levers pivoted at 19 on a bracket 20 extending from the inclined bottom plate 6. Each lever has a curved arm 21 concentric to the pivot 19 and slidably guided in bearings 22. Between the elbow or angle of each arm 21 and its bearing 22 is interposed a compressed spring 23, operating to swing the jaws 18 towardV each other to encompass the inter-positioned neck or body of a container C. When the container is positioned in the holding box, its mouth will be disposed just under the discharge outlet 5 from a compartment, and as the operating handle 12 of the valve is lifted, the valve is drawn from its seat and the contents of the compartment will readily flow into the container C.

1n the event that there should be any spill or overflow during the filling process, the spilled or excess material will fall to Iand be received in a tray Tdisposed below each compartment and adapted to be withdrawn from the box, and the received material returned intothe top of its respective compartment when the closure 4. thereof is opened.

Further embodiments, modifications and variations may be resorted to within the principle of the invention.

7hat is claimed is:

' 1. In combination with a dispensing mag-k azine having a discharge opening` in its bottom portion, a receiver h-olding means including a pair of opposed levers having jaw portions and having curved arms concentric to the respective pivots of the levers,'a bearing for each curved arm, and springs mounted on the curved arms for normally shifting the jaw portions toil'zird'each other in closing position.

2. In a magazine having,` a downwardly inclined bottom and an openingormed in said bottom, a bracket secured to said bottom, said bracket having a substantially horizontal portion, jaws pivoted to said`horizontal portion, said jaws having;l curved arms concentric to the pivots of said jaws, and 10 springs associated with said arms for urging said jaws toward cach other.

In testimonyV whereof I have signed my name to this specification.


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U.S. Classification141/372, 141/104
International ClassificationA47F1/00, A47F1/03
Cooperative ClassificationA47F1/03
European ClassificationA47F1/03